"The team at GRA have offered extensive support and a comprehensive training package.  GRA instructors are always happy to respond quickly to queries and are never more than a phone call or email away. The opportunity to be a GRA Local Academy has greatly improved our take up of IT vocational courses"

Damian McCool, Deputy Head, Croesyceiliog School

 

"Since joining the GRA consortium we have received more contact and support than in the previous six years from our previous Regional Academy.  It is a welcome relief to feel we are informed about what is happening and how we can move forward"

Paul S., Cisco Contact at FE College

 

"The support offered by GRA has been second to none, and since joining them the school has been able to move forward to the benefit of our students. Their visits have been invaluable and we have managed to link with the adjacent sixth form / FE college and offer a wider range of opportunities to the students within the region. The students can now study from 14 years of age to 19, follow BTEC courses through HND and have the ability to gain an MSc without following the traditional route."

Carl E, Head of ICT, Cisco Contact


 

 

 



Paul S., Cisco Contact at FE College

Academy Support

It is important for academies to feel secure in the knowledge that, should they have areas of concern, however small, they can turn to their Academy Support Centre (ASC) for help; this is the case with GRA we are never more than a phone call or email away! Having been a Regional Academy since 1998 our support team has a great deal of experience in effectively supporting a wide range of Academies and meeting their needs both within the UK and further afield. Although we have concentrated on the schools ecosystem we have a growing college and university population within our consortium enabling us to have a thorough understanding of the issues that arise in the different educational sectors.

 

 

GRA offers a range of support packages designed to meet academy needs from year to year and in compliance to requests. Due to requests by Academies we also offer a Platinum package which on top of Gold also includes Cisco training (2 in person 5-day training courses, or 4 RBL courses). 

 

Support Type

Bronze

Silver

Gold

Assistance on joining the programme

*

*

*

Advice on appropriate curriculum

*

*

*

How to order equipment

*

*

*

Administrator Orientation

*

*

*

Awareness raising of specific resources

*

*

*

Familiarisation with new tools

*

*

*

Assisting academies with “change” initiatives

*

*

*

Curricular support and advice

 

*

*

Email, Skype, Cisco Jabber and phone support

 

9 - 5

8 - 7

Termly electronic newsletter

 

*

*

Participation in WebEx workshops

 

*

*

Visit to academy

 

annual

twice

Free place on GRA Virtual conference

 

*

*

Ability to participate in joint funding bids (where appropriate)

 

*

automatic

Access to member resource and learning site

 

 

*

Curricular support for all academy programmes

 

 

*

10% discount for training places

 

 

*

Up to 2 virtual meetings through WebEx

 

 

*

 

For pricing structure please contact us or refer to our Cisco NetSpace page.